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day of August next, the Colonial Agent, Phy- “The same provision shall, at the discresician, Assistant Physicians, Colonial Secre- tion of the Colonial Agent, extend to adult tary and Storekeeper only, shall derive sup- female emigrants. port from the Society; and such officers as “That such Colonist have a right within the Colonial council inay deem necessary, five years to purchase at the rate of one dolshall be paid out of the funds raised in the lar per acre, for ready money, a quantity of Colony; and that from and after the first day land not exceeding ten acres, to be reserved of May next, the following salaries be allow- adjacent as may bě to the quantity so allowed the said officers respectively, in full com- ed. pensation of their services—that is to say, “That these provisions be applicable to

For the Agent, in addition to the amount the said towns and the district of country allowed by the Government of the United within three miles thercof. States,

$1400. “That in respect to the country beyond For the Physician,

1600. three miles from the towns: For the Colonial Secretary,

600. “Each emigrant, as asoresaid, shall receive, For the Storekeeper,

400. if he prefer it, in lieu of the above donation, The following preamble and reso- fifty acres of land for himself and family, lutions were adopted on the 20th of they residing thereon, with the right of purFebruary, 1834:

chasing, within five years thereafter, at the For the better accommodation of emigrants money, fifty adjacent acres.

rate of twenty-five cents per acre, ready on their first arrival at Liberia, and in order "That the said allotments and lands sold to prevent the necessity of their immediately be laid out, as well in respect to town lots as undertaking the erection of a dwelling place, otherwise, under the direction of the Coloniand the clearing of a piece of ground, before al Agent, in such way as not to interfere they have had time to look about them, and with existing rights, and so as to make the to make choice of a suitable location,

lots and farms as regular in form and compact Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be in

as may be, reserving in the gratuitous allotstructed, as early as practicable, to have a

ments to emigrants, adjacent to each allotnumber of lots of land laid off, in convenient ment, a quantity equal to that so allotted, and eligible situations, in the vicinity of each when requisite to satisfy the rights of preother, each containing five acres (more or einption. less, as may seem best to the Agent,) and

"That beyond three miles from the said erect on each a comfortable cottage, of native towns, sales of land be made for ready mostructure, sufficient for the residence of a

ney as follows:small family: that a sufficient portion of each “To any one Colonist, at the rate of twenlot be cleared and planted with the most use-ty-five cents an acre, for any quantity of land ful vegetables; provided that the expense of not less than one hundred or more than two laying off said lots, erecting such cottages, hundred acres. And at the same rate for and preparing a portion of the ground, and any quantity of land, provided a settlement planting the same, shall in no case exceed fif- be made thereon by the permanent residence ty dollars for each homestead. And if, after of one Colonist to every hundred acres: Proa residence of twelve months, the occupant vided, however, that in these cases the apo of any such lot shall desire to make it his probation of the Colonial Agent be requipermanent residence, in order to entitle him site; and that in authorizing them he pay to a fee simple right therein, he shall erect special regard to restraining the settlement a similar cottage, and plant in like manner, within safe and prudent limits, reserving for a similar piece of ground in the vicinity, on the future benefit of the Colony, tracts consuch spot as may be designated by the Colo- taining mill seats, mines or other specially nial Agent, for the accommodation of some valuable properties, or selling them at a price other stanger emigrant. But if any such em- proportionate to their value. igrant be desirous of removing from his cot

“That the proceeds of all sales of lands tage, and of possessing a larger quantity of made, shall be for the benefit of the Colony; land, for the purpose of farming, he shall be but shall be strictly accounted for, and apaccommodated in the manner provided by plied by this Board. the Board of Managers, in the following

Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be inReport on Public Londs, adopted by the Board structed to discourage, by all means in his

of Managers, April 22, 1830. power, the supply through the factories or "That hereafter, unless specially directed otherwise, of the natives with fire arms, powby the Board, land shall be allotted or sold to der and shot. emigrants to Liberia, in the following man- Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be

empowered to make a donation to any Colo"Every adult male emigrant, shall, on his nist, or association of Colonists, not exceedarrival, receive a building lot in one of the ing five hundred acres of land, on condition existing towns, or of such other towns as that the same be appropriated to the culture may be established by public authority, with of sugar, cotton, or coffee.” five acres of plantation land as nearly adjacent Resolved also, That the Colonial Agent be as may be; if married, two for his wife, and directed to lay out, in some convenient and one for each of his children; no single family, eligible situation for the purpose, from one however, to receive more than ten acres, and to iwo hundred acres of good land, as a pubmaid family to reside thereon or the town lot. flic farm, to be enclosed, sown and planted,

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from time to time, in such portions as cir- opposition, a very clear verdict was given cumstances may permit and render expe- in this court of the people for the Society. dient, with the most useful grain and vege- During a portion of the debate, there were tables for the use of the Colonial Agency, present, it is estimated, as many as 2000 and for the supply of such of the inhabitants people. as are not able, or have not yet had oppor- On Thursday evening, the Auxiliary Cotunities to provide for themselves; and where lonization Society, under whose auspices the unemployed emigrants may also be engaged discussion had proceeded, met by adjournto labour, on such terms as may be deemed ment, and in conjunction with friends of the reasonable, until they can meet with more Society, determined to make an appeal to acceptable business: Provided that not more the people of Utica, for the purpose of raisthan five hundred dollars be expended in ef- ing, if practicable, ONE THOUSAND DOLfecting this object, except authorized here- LARS, to aid the Parent Society. after by the Board of Managers.

I am, very respectfully, yours, Resolved, That the Colonial Agent be in

J. N. DANFORTH. strueted to use his endeavours to obtain a bealthy territory for settlement on the high The Rev. E. W. Se on requests lands in the interior country, at a distance of thirty, forty, of fifty miles from the sea

us to notice more particularly than coast; and, provided he succeed in this ob- was done in the Repository for March ject, that he cause a road to be opened from 1833, the contributions received by Liberia to this proposed new settlement; pro- him at Columbus, Ohio. They were vided the expense does not exceed five hundred dollars.

as follows:
Public collection after an address in the hall

of the House of Representatives, $29 52 REPORTS OF AGENTS.

After a sermon in the Meth. church, 15 25 UTICA, N. Y., January 17, 1834.

.Books from Mrs. Espy for the ColoTo the Board of Managers, &c.

ny, amounting to

27 73

2 50 week in December, for the purpose of pre- From sundry individuals, Having arrived at this place on the last A gold Ring from Miss Kelly,

Messrs. Pitcher & Gill,

110 senting the claims of the Society, I delivered on Sabbath evening, December 29, an address in the First Presbyterian Church,

$190 00 after which there was received a contribu

The draft from Cincinnati Branch, tion of $80. Some friends of the Society for $443, acknowledged at page 61 here, being anxious its full merits should be of the 9th volume, should have been laid before the public, proposed to give leave credited to Mr. Sehon. to its opponents to urge their objections.Rev. Beriah Green, of the Oneida Institute, took the ground of the Abolitionists, and in

AUXILIARY SOCIETIES. the course of the debate, was permitted to occupy two whole evenings.

Pursuant to a notice previously given in Among those who engaged in the discus- the Winchester Virginian, a number of the sion, was Rev. Messrs. Aikea and Bethun

young men of Frederick county and town W. J. Bacon, W. Tracy, C. Eddy, B. F. of Winchester, assembled in the court-house Couper, A. B. Johnson and others. It was on Thursday evening, December 15th, for continued for nine evenings, and concluded the purpose of organizing a Young Men's on Monday evening last by passing the fol- Colonization Society. DANIEL CONRAD lowing resolution:

was called to the Chair, and A. N. H. * Resolved, That this meeting deeply de- Meeks appointed Secreta.y. plore the unfortunate condition of the col- The coinmittee appointed at a preceding oured population of this country, and com- meeting to prepare a constitution, through mend to the zealous support of the philan- their chairman, Dr. DUNBAR. presented the thropist and the Christian, the American following PREAMBLE AND CONSTITUTION: Colonization Society, as the instrum int un- We, the undersi rnod, young mon of the der Providence, which is best calculated to county of Frederick and town of Winches. meliorate the condition of the free ngro, tar, approving most heartily of the sublime and secure the ultimate emancipation of the e ort of philanthropy in which the Amerislave."

can Colonization Society is now engagedThis discussion has bien full, free and and believing that the establishment of colo. thorough. The positions of our opponents nies on the coast of Africa is calculated to wore assumed with boldness and maintain produce the most beneficial eifects on our ed with enthusiasm. The principles oi'the own country, and to constitute soll!ces Society, the sentiments of its lading friends, whence the brigit beams of liglit, civilizat'ie m asures of the Board, and the charac- tion, and a knowledge of the true God, may ter and the conditions of the Colony, were irradiat» ti,roughout Africa, dispersing coin solenniy arraign: d and severely investiga- ever the Egyptian darkness which now ted. Imperfections were of course discor- broods over that immense continent—and ered and magnified; but after all, the efforts that it is the duty of every patriot and phi. of the very able gent wan, who headed the 'lanthropist to contribute bis aid in carrying

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on this great causedo associate ourselves

From the Boston Recorder. together for the purpose of forming an Aux- MASSACHUSETTS COLONIZATION SOCIETY. iliary Society, and adopt the following Con- The annual meeting of the Massa

chusetts State Colonization Society ARTICLE 1st. This Society shall be called the Young Men's Colonization Socie- was held at the Park Street meetingty of the county of Frederick, auxiliary to house, on Monday evening, the 10th the Virginia State Society:

inst. His Honor Lieut. Governor ART. 2nd. The requisites for member- Armstrong presided. After prayer ship shall be the annual contribution of any sum that the individual may feel prompted, by the Rev. Mr. Linsley, the Annual from his ability and sense of duty, to pay. Report was read by the Secretary,

Art. 3rd. The officers of this Society J. V. C. Smith, M. D. This Society, shall be a President, four Vice-Presidents, it is known, devotes its sunds to the (two of them residents of the town and two of the county,) a Treasurer, Secretary, and improvement of Liberia, and making Directors, in number not less than six nor it an attractive and advantageous more than twenty-four; one half to be cho- bome for people of colour, by means sen from the county and one half from the of schools. The Report was accordtown; of which Board, when regularly called ingly devoted mainly to that point.

; together, eight shall constitute a quorum."

ART. 4th. This Board, when elected, On motion of B. B. Thatcher, secshall choose from among its own members onded by the Rev. Howard Malcom, an executive committee, for the transaction Resolved, That the principles recently of business. ART. 5th. The Treasurer shall collect can Colonization Society, in relation to their

promulgated by the Managers of the Ameriand keep the funds of the Society-of which future course, have our cordial approbation; he shall keep an accurate account, and hold and that we consider it our first duty to prothem subject to the Board.

vide for and promote, so far as may be in our ART. 6th. The Secretary, shall keep a power, the welfare of the Colony founded by record of the proceedings of the Society and that Institution on the African coast. executive committee, and conduct all cor

Mr. Thacher spoke at length on the respondence on behalf of the Society.

ÅRT. 7th. The annual meetings of the principles and prospects of the parent Society shall be held on the fourth of July, Society. The resolution alludes to a to receive the annual report and elect new Report lately adopted and published officers; but an election to supply any vacancy may be held at any meeting of the by the Managers, in accordance with Society. Besides, there shall be quarterly a resolution adopted at the last annumeetings; and the President or either of the al meeting. We shall endeavour in Vice Presidents, may at any time call a our next, to lay the subject fully hemeeting, when it is deemed expedient, and fore our readers, either in that Readvantageous to the objects of the association.

port, or in Mr. Thacher's speech. The vote being taken, first upon the ar

On motion of the Rev. G. W. ticles separately, and then upon the whole Blagden, seconded by Mr. Lincoln, preamble and constitution, it was unani.

of Worcester, mously adopted. The Society then proceeded to the election of officers, when

Resolved, That the American Colonization GILES Cooke was chosen President. Society is an important auxiliary in the work Jas. H. CARSON, 1st V. President.

of spreading the light of Christianity over Jaş. R. CONRAD, M. D. 2nd do.

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demands the encouragement and support of PHILIPN. MEADE, and do. } county.

every sincere Christian. John A. SMITH, Treasurer.

On motion of the Rev. E. S. GanJohn R. W, DUNBAR, M. D. Secretary. nett, seconded by Charles Tappan, CARY S. PAGE,

Resolved, That the history of African ColJas. R. GARDNER, directors for the town. onization illustrates the importance of the DANIEL , LLOYD LOGAN,

principles maintained by the Massachusetts

Colonization Society, and suggests motives WM. NELSON,

for perseverance and increase of activity in ROBT:

M. PAGE, directors of the county. our support of those principles. Jos. NIALE,

The resolutions were supported by Joseph GRAY, On motion, it was

eloquent addresses from the movers. Resolved, That Bp: MEADE be requested Ascopies of these speeches have been to deliver an address before this Society. The address was accordingly delivered not venture to give a sketch of them

requested for publication, we shall by Bishop Meade. DANIEL CONRAD, Chairman.

at present-imperfect as such a sketch A. N. H: MEEKS, Secretary.

would unavoidably be.

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A Hymn, written by Mrs. Sigour- | shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, ney, (See Vol. IX. of the Reposito- and there shall be no more death, neither ty, p. 255,) was sung by the Choir, any more pain. But if you do not love Him,

sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be The audience was very large and but say it is nonsense-pooh-when people Tespectable, and the proceedings ani- teach you, you will go to a horrid place mated and encouraging in a high de- where every person is miserable, and you

will never come out of it again--never. My gree.

mama tells me, that your country is so hot The officers for the ensuing year are that I should die if I went there, and that Hon. Samuel Lathrop, President. His mine is too cold for you to come here; so I Honor Samuel T. Armstrong, Rt. Rev. Alex- fear we shall never see each other till we ander V. Griswold, Hon. H. A. S. Dearborn, get to Heaven. If you do not understand Hon. Wm. B. Calhoun, Hon. Isaac C. Bates, how we shall know each other in the crowd Heman Humphrey, D. D. John Tappan, there, I will tell you that GOD will show us Esq. Theo. Sedgwick, Esq. Hon. Stephen to each other, so we must both try to get c. Phillips, Thomas Napier, Esq. Hon. there—we cannot do it by curselves; but we Daniel Waldo, Hon. James Fowler, Vice- must pray to GOD to help us for the Lord Presidents. B. B. Thacher, Esq. Secretary. Jesus Christ's sake. We may be sure that Isaac Mansfield, Esq. Treasurer. Rev. Eb. He will do it, for He has proinised us that enezer Burgess, Dedham; Hon.

Josiah Rob. He will do it if we ask in the Lord Jesus bins, Plymouth; Hon. John W. Lincoln, Christ's name. Worcester; Rev. Howard Malcom, Boston; I have got a cocoa nut, and I know that Rev. Ezra S. Gannet, Boston; Hon. Elipha- it grew on a tree in your country, and I dare let Williams, Northampton; Prof. Samuel ' say that you will have a cocssa nut treenrar M. Worcester, Amherst: Charles Tappan, your pleasant little cottage. You must ull Esq. Boston; George A. Tufts, Esq. Dudley, ne your name in the letter you will send to John S. Butler, M. D. Worcester; Thomas me. I live in Athol Crescent, So. 4, in A. Greene, Esq. New Bedford; Hon. Win. Edinburgh, in Scotland, and my name is S. Hastings, Mendon; Hon. Ira Barton, Ox. Emily Wake. Goodbye, my dros linke girl. ford; Rev. B. B. Edwards, Boston; Rev. I send you a pretty pistova nits piras Wm. Hague, Boston; Rev. John Pierpont, in it, because they do not make two is in Boston; J. V. C. Smith, M. D. Boston: Rev. your country. It is very prezy, 26 it tous Geo. W. Blagden, Boston; Horace Mann, neurites inside, and a trikin. There is a Esq. Boston; William J. Hubbard, Esq., ball of cotton ton, trust yo bay bars Boston; Managers.

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little African Girl in Liberis. The following is the letter of a lit- in thes.ty todel2. tle girl six and a half years old in Edinburgh, who having been much

Pisz G2A,2,2%, 27., 1-24," interested by Mr. Cresson's address,

The Missipsi Prestation requested him to convey her letter, sige at Jurken, Intetés n'ottm with a small present to a poor little nth 13, septed these termini, African girl in Liberia.

lutiota, víz: EDINBURGH, March 9, 1932.

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on this great cause-do associate ourselves

From the Boston Recorder. together for the purpose of forming an Aux- MASSACHUSETTS COLONIZATION SOCIETY. iliary Society, and adopt the following Con- The annual meeting of the Massa

chusetts State Colonization Society ARTICLE Ist. This Society shall be called the Young Men's Colonization Socie- was held at the Park Street meetingty of the county of Frederick, auxiliary to house, on Monday evening, the 10th the Virginia State Society:

ipst. His Honor Lieut. Governor Art. 2nd. The requisites for member, Armstrong presided. After prayer ship shall be the annual contribution of any sum that the individual may feel prompted, by the Rev. Mr. Linsley, the Annual from om his ability and sense of duty, to pay... Report was read by the Secretary, ART. 3rd. The officers of this Society J. V. C. Smith, M. D. This Society, shall be a President, four Vice-Presidents, it is known, devotes its sunds to the (two of them residents of the town and two of the county,) a Treasurer, Secretary, and improvement of Liberia, and making Directors, in number not less than six nor it an attractive and advantageous more than twenty-four; one half to be cho- bome for people of colour, by means sen from the county and one half from the of schools. The Report was accordtown; of which Board, when regularly called together, eight shall constitute a quorum.“

ingly devoted mainly to that point. ART. 4th. This Board, when elected, On motion of B. B. Thatcher, secshall choose from among its own members onded by the Rev. Howard Malcom, an executive committee, for the transaction

Resolved, That the principles recently of business. Art. 5th. The Treasurer shall collect can Colonization Society, in relation to their

promulgated by the Managers of the Ameriand keep the funds of the Society-of which future course, have our cordial approbation; he shall keep an accurate account, and hold and that we consider it our first duty to prothem subject to the Board.

vide for and promote, so far as may be in our Art. 6th. The Secretary, shall keep a power, the welfare of the Colony founded by record of the proceedings of the Society and that Institution on the African coast. executive committee, and conduct all cor

Mr. Thacher spoke at length on the respondence on behalf of the Society.

Art. 7th. The annual meetings of the principles and prospects of the parent Society shall be held on the fourth of July, Society. The resolution alludes to a to receive the annual report and elect new Report lately adopted and published officers; but an election to supply any vacancy may be held at any meeting of the by the Managers, in accordance with Society. Besides, there shall be quarterly a resolution adopted at the last annumeetings; and the President or either of the al meeting. We shall endeavour in Vice Presidents, may at any time call a meeting, when it is deemed expedient, and fore our readers, either in that re

our next, to lay the subject fully he.. advantageous to the objects of the association.

port, or in Mr. Thacher's speech. The vote being taken, first upon the ar- On motion of the Rev. G. W. ticles separately, and then upon the whole Blagden, seconded by Mr. Lincoln, preamble and constitution, it was unani- of Worcester, mously adopted. The Society then proceeded to the election of officers, when

Resolved, That the American Colonization Giles Cooke was chosen President.

Society is an important auxiliary in the work Jas. H. Carson, 1st. V. President, } town. the continent of Atrica; and tlanta su ppcht of

of spreading the light of Christianity over . CONRADM. D. do. , Jr. do.

support PHILIP N. MEADE, 2nd do. } county. every sincere Christian. John A. SMITH, Treasurer.

On motion of the Rev. E. S. Gan. John R. W. DUNBAR, M. D. Secretary. nett, seconded by Charles Tappan, CARY S. PAGE,

Resolved, That the history of African Col. Jas. R. GARDNER, directors for the town. onization illustrates the importance of the ,

principles maintained by the Massachusetts LLOYD LOGAN,

Colonization Society, and suggests motives WM. NELSON,

for perseverance and increase of activity in

our support of those principles.
Jos. NLALL,

The resolutions were supported by
JOSEPH GRAY,
On motion, it was

eloquent addresses from the movers. Resolved, That Bp. MEADE be requested Ascopies of these speeches have been to deliver an address before this Society. The address was accordingly delivered not venture to give a sketch of them

requested for publication, we shall by Bishop Meade. DANIEL CONRAD, Chatrman.

at present-imperfect as such a sketch A. N. H: Meeks, Secretary.

would unavoidably be.

ROBT. M. PAGL, directors of the county.

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